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Crime and Safety in Caister-on-Sea

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Caister-on-Sea is among the top 10 safest small towns in Norfolk, and is the 121st most dangerous overall out of Norfolk's 530 towns, villages, and cities. The overall crime rate in Caister-on-Sea in 2021 was 50 crimes per 1,000 people. This compares favourably to Norfolk's overall crime rate, coming in 43% lower than the Norfolk rate of 72 per 1,000 residents. For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland as a whole, Caister-on-Sea is the 336th safest small town, and the 3,275th most dangerous location out of all towns, cities, and villages.

In August 2021, Caister-on-Sea was the worst small town in Norfolk for bicycle theft, with 3 crimes reported and a crime rate of 0.34 per 1,000 inhabitants. August 2021 was also a bad month for Caister-on-Sea residents, when it was Norfolk's most dangerous small town for possession of weapons, recording 1 crime at a rate of 0.11 per 1,000 residents. Caister-on-Sea recorded 1 report of theft from the person during December 2021, making its crime rate of 0.11 the worst small town for theft from the person in Norfolk that month.

The most common crimes in Caister-on-Sea are violence and sexual offences, with 259 offences during 2021, giving a crime rate of 29. This is 20% higher than 2020's figure of 206 offences and a difference of 6.02 from 2020's crime rate of 23. Caister-on-Sea's least common crime is robbery, with 1 offence recorded in 2021.

Caister-on-Sea 2022 Crime Scorecard

Top 10 Safest

Small Towns, Norfolk

41% lower, regional crime rate

East of England

53% lower, national crime rate

England, Wales & NI

Local Crime in Context

As of 2022, the crime rate in Caister-on-Sea is 41% lower than the East of England and 53% lower than the England, Wales & Northern Ireland overall figure.

Caister-on-Sea Crime Rate Over Time

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Caister-on-Sea Crime Map

Incidents mapped in Caister-on-Sea represent the time frame between May 2019 and April 2022. Each point on the map represents an area where crimes have been recorded locally.

Last updated: 02 Jun, 2022

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Historical Crime Rates for Caister-on-Sea

YearCrime Rate per
1,000 people
Total Crimes
202150440
202048419
201936318
201838337
201740348
201632279

Crime in Caister-on-Sea Compared To Norfolk

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Summary of Crimes in Caister-on-Sea This Year

 Caister-on-SeaNorfolk 
CrimeCountRateCountRateRate Difference
Anti-Social Behaviour536.0210,26211.30 88% safer
Bicycle Theft40.459091.00 122% safer
Burglary101.141,8922.08 82% safer
Criminal Damage and Arson384.326,7147.40 71% safer
Drugs70.802,0362.24 180% safer
Other Crime242.732,2402.47 10% more dangerous
Other Theft171.934,0334.44 130% safer
Possession of Weapons30.345790.64 88% safer
Public Order616.938,2029.04 30% safer
Robbery10.113030.33 200% safer
Shoplifting80.912,4712.72 199% safer
Theft From the Person20.233200.35 52% safer
Vehicle Crime60.681,5651.72 153% safer
Violence and Sexual Offences25929.4333,65737.08 26% safer

Caister-on-Sea Compared to Nearby Small Towns)

Small TownTotal CrimesCrime RateRate Difference
Costessey39323.59112% safer
Taverham34634.0447% safer
Bradwell47542.8217% safer
Attleborough57449.560.87% safer
Thorpe St. Andrew72249.710.56% safer
Caister-on-Sea44049.99-
Watton45655.2910% more dangerous
Downham Market62556.7912% more dangerous
North Walsham73356.8212% more dangerous
Diss59469.0428% more dangerous
Swaffham57969.9429% more dangerous

Crime Over Time in Caister-on-Sea

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Recent Crimes in Caister-on-Sea

DateCrime TypeLocationOutcome
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near SupermarketInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Pegasus CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Vehicle crimeOn or near Old Mill RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thames WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Bure CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near Dodd CloseOffender given a caution
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Finisterre RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near St Julian RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Church CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Coastguard RoadUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Finisterre RiseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Byron WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Clay RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
April 2022Public orderOn or near Mountbatten WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Dodd CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Thames WayUnable to prosecute suspect
April 2022Violence and sexual offencesOn or near Westerley CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022BurglaryOn or near Plymouth CloseUnable to prosecute suspect
March 2022Other theftOn or near Covent Garden RoadInvestigation complete; no suspect identified
March 2022Criminal damage and arsonOn or near High StreetInvestigation complete; no suspect identified

Caister-on-Sea Crime Trends

 Crime Rate Per 1,000 Residents 
Crime2018201920202021Trend
Anti-Social Behaviour1213126 Safer
Bicycle Theft1.00.450.450.45 Safer
Burglary2.41.51.21.1 Safer
Criminal Damage and Arson3.84.454.3 Safer
Drugs-1.01.10.80 Safer
Other Crime1.50.681.42.7 Getting worse
Other Theft3.41.92.81.9 Safer
Possession of Weapons0.230.340.230.34 Safer
Public Order3.54.877 Getting worse
Robbery (inc. mugging)0.110.34-0.11 Safer
Shoplifting2.01.72.00.91 Safer
Theft From the Person (inc. pickpocketing)0.110.230.230.23 Getting worse
Vehicle Crime2.21.72.20.68 Safer
Violence and Sexual Offences18172329 Getting worse

Changes In Caister-on-Sea's Crime Rates Over Time

Comparing Caister-on-Sea to the UK's Major Cities

Small TownCrime RateRate Difference
Caister-on-Sea49.99-
Barnet67.0825% more dangerous
Croydon82.4839% more dangerous
Sheffield90.0544% more dangerous
Bristol90.5245% more dangerous
Coventry102.2451% more dangerous
Leicester111.5955% more dangerous
Liverpool123.0659% more dangerous
Birmingham129.6461% more dangerous
Bradford132.2862% more dangerous
Leeds150.9467% more dangerous

Crime in Caister-on-Sea During Coronavirus Lockdowns

Looking at the months the UK was in lockdown in 2020 due to Covid-19, how did crime rates in Caister-on-Sea change compared to the same month in 2019? The biggest increase in lockdown crime came in May, when Caister-on-Sea saw a 600% increase in vehicle crime. Caister-on-Sea saw a large fall in public order during May, when it fell by 83% compared to May in 2019.

CrimeMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Anti-Social Behaviour+86%+64%+17%+125%-33%-20%-50%-25%-27%-33%
Burglary+100%--50%---50%----
Criminal Damage and Arson-67%-60%+100%-17%+300%+33%+200%+100%-+200%
Drugs----50%-----+200%
Other Crime-----+100%-67%-+100%-
Other Theft-75%-+100%+500%+100%-50%-+100%+100%-
Possession of Weapons----------
Public Order+50%-33%-83%-+17%+350%+100%-67%+40%+125%
Shoplifting-+300%-50%-+100%-----
Vehicle Crime--+600%-60%------
Violence and Sexual Offences-13%+10%-29%+257%+11%+67%-26%+7%+69%+114%

Frequently Asked Questions About Crime in Caister-on-Sea

What police force serves Caister-on-Sea?
Caister-on-Sea's local territorial police force is the Norfolk Constabulary.

How dangerous is Caister-on-Sea?
Caister-on-Sea is among the top 10 safest small towns in Norfolk.

What is Caister-on-Sea's most common crime?
The most common crimes in Caister-on-Sea are violence and sexual offences.

What is the least common crime in Caister-on-Sea?
Caister-on-Sea's least common crime is robbery (inc. mugging).

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